This recall alert was updated to reflect additional units and incidents. April 21, 2021.
The elevator cab can rise unexpectedly to the top of the elevator shaft and abruptly stop, posing an impact hazard to any occupants in the elevator cab.
This recall involves traction residential elevators with models LLT-952, LLT-953, LLT-954 and LLT-955 shipped and installed between January 2014 and April 2017. The recalled elevators are used in consumers’ homes. “Residential Elevators” is printed on the light in the operating panel inside the elevator cab.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and contact Residential Elevators to schedule a free repair. All affected elevators must be repaired, including elevators that have been inspected as part of the firm’s March 29, 2018 recall. Some elevators may have already received the new CPSC approved remedy for this recall. Residential Elevators is able to determine whether a residential elevator is included in this recall by the consumer’s street address. Residential Elevators is contacting all known purchasers with affected elevators to schedule a free repair.
The firm has confirmed eight reports of a failure in the motor gearbox assembly. No injuries have been reported.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.